(98b) Testing Materials and Devices for Electromagnetic Energy Capture and Conversion to Electricity
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2016
- Proceeding: 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy and Biology
- Time: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 8:25am-8:50am
This bulk of this paper will center on testing strategies which are not trivial in the 30 - 300 THz region. Both free-space testing and thermal testing results will be presented. In order to truly quantify overall efficiency numbers, our reserach team uses computational finite element modeling (FEM). Thie paper will present results from FEM thermal transport models, optoelectronic models, and nanofabrication models. In summary, results will be provided about rectenna device performance at 1, 5, and 30 THz.